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We are a small law firm, big on legal experience in the areas of personal injury, medical negligence, conveyancing, wills and probate.

We are trusted specialist medical malpractice experts and personal injury solicitors. We have acted in some of the country’s most prominent medical negligence claims and personal injury cases from Dublin and Galway to Donegal, maximising malpractice, accident and injury compensation claims for our clients.

Our client relationships are built on compassion and trust, with each case handled professionally, practically and sensitively to achieve the  best possible outcome.

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The creation of strong bonds with our clients by going that extra mile to support them right from our first meeting, allows us to understand their needs and fully ensures that we can map out a path to achieve their legal goals.

Our clients benefit from the peace of mind that they can access their solicitors at any time.

We are a specialist legal firm that places compassionate client care at the heart of everything we do.

We believe that a problem shared is a problem halved and invite you to share your legal matter with us today to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

Your Legal Team

Jolene McElhinney, BBLS

Jolene McElhinney, the Principal of McElhinney & Associates, has been involved with some of largest personal injury actions and complex medical negligence suits in Donegal and the wider North West of Ireland.

From Ballybofey in Co Donegal , she began her career with P.A. Dorrian and Co Solicitors, where she spent 11 years and acted for clients in personal injury and medical negligence, as well as in large commercial projects, general litigation, conveyancing, wills and probate.

Throughout both her academic and professional career, she has shown a commitment to excellence.

She entered University College Dublin as an entrance scholar and was awarded the Dean’s List award during her studies there, graduating with a first class honours degree and the President’s Award. She then entered the Law Society of Ireland to complete her professional qualification and won a further award for her excellence in Business Law.

Jolene recognises the importance of continuing education and is ensures her team is fully equipped with the most up to date legal knowledge for the benefit of our clients.

Your Legal Team

Jolene McElhinney, BBLS

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Gillian McGough, BLS LLM

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Gillian McGough, BLS LLM

Gillian McGough BLS LLM, is an Associate Solicitor in McElhinney & Associates and is from Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Gillian has a demonstrated history of work in the legal industry and has excelled both in her academic and professional career to date. She completed a Bachelor of Legal Studies with Taxation at Letterkenny Institute of Technology and thereafter spent several years working in the Litigation Department of the HSE.

On graduating from the Law Society of Ireland in 2011, Gillian was awarded the Round Hall Thompson Award for her academic achievements in Advanced Civil Litigation.

In 2017, she was awarded the Advanced Legal Practitioners’ LLM, having successfully completed a thesis in the area of medical negligence practice and on the hotly debated topic of Open Disclosure in medical negligence litigation.

Gillian’s began her legal career commenced P.A Dorrian & Co Solicitors, where she remained for nine years and gained a wealth of invaluable experience in practice areas such as medical negligence litigation, personal injuries litigation, probate, conveyancing and general litigation.

Gillian is available to provide a range of legal services to her clients in the areas of litigation, conveyancing, probate, medical negligence litigation and personal injury actions.

Ceejay Byrne, LLB

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Ceejay Byrne, LLB

Ceejay Byrne LLB is from Ballybofey, Co. Donegal and graduated from Queen’s University Belfast with an Honours Bachelor of Law in July 2020.

During her time at university, Ceejay travelled to Cape Town, South Africa with Projects Abroad and participated in their Law and Human Rights Placement. Through this rewarding experience, Ceejay worked on her own legal cases and organised free legal clinics, in addition to working on social justice projects and attending juvenile detention centres.

Ceejay joined the team at McElhinney & Associates Solicitors in June 2018 and since graduating, she has worked as a legal secretary while completing her Law Society FE1 Exams.

Ceejay is now moving into her new position as trainee solicitor here at McElhinney & Associates, having passed all eight entrance exams. She is looking forward to expanding her knowledge and practice in the areas of litigation, conveyancing and probate during her traineeship.

June Hughes

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June Hughes

June Hughes commenced working in the legal profession over 20 years ago. She commenced her career with a legal practice in Letterkenny, working in a very busy conveyancing department. She gained a wealth of knowledge in residential, commercial and farmland transactions.

June then moved into the litigation department.

June joined our team in January 2022 and works in our extremely busy litigation and medical negligence department. June displays exceptional organizational skills with impeccable attention to detail. She provides invaluable support to the Principal of McElhinney & Associates in very large, complex medical negligence cases which require an unparalleled level of focus and attention to details. June’s responsibilities include issuing proceedings, liaising with Counsel, liaising with medical experts and dealing with clients on a daily basis. June’s impeccable interpersonal skills are often commented upon by clients at the conclusion of their case. She is always available to take clients’ calls and in almost all instances, can resolve their issues as they progress through their litigation journey.

June is a truly valued member of the team at McElhinney & Associates and her contribution to every case is immeasurable.

Aoife McKelvey, LLB

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Aoife McKevley, LLB

Aoife McKelvey graduated with a Law LLB from Letterkenny ATU in 2022. During her time at ATU, Aoife was secretary of the debate society and participated in many extracurricular activities.

In the summer of 2022, Aoife joined the team at McElhinney & Associates and has gained invaluable experience in the legal sector.

Aoife is the youngest of the team here at McElhinney & Associates Solicitors.

She is currently studying for her FE1 exams and will then begin her professional training to become a solicitor. Aoife has a strong interest in conveyancing and hopes to pursue a career in this area.